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Dutch chess player wins Leo Tolstoy Cup

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Dutch chess player wins Leo Tolstoy Cup


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Anish Giri, a chess player from the Netherlands, won the Leo Tolstoy Cup, TASS reports. The representative of Uzbekistan Nodirbek Abdusattarov became 2nd. Boris Gelfand from Israel closed the top three. Russian chess players Dmitry Andreikin and David Paravyan are on the 4th and 5th lines.

The tournament started on September, 11, Leo Tolstoy's birthday. The participants played nine rounds of rapid chess. The competition was started by Arkady Dvorkovich, head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), and Vladimir Tolstoy, advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on culture.

The head of the Russian Chess Federation, Andrey Filatov, thanked the museum and the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation for their assistance. He also thanked the Governor of the Tula Region Alexei Dyumin.

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